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Old July 16 2013, 04:10 PM   #1836
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Kegg wrote: View Post
the best genre show on TV since Battlestar Galactica went off the air.
Pretty much all of the final 2 seasons of that show was shite, which is a shame as I like Moore and DS9 is my favourite Trek. George R.R. Martin hates the NuBSG ending, promising ASOIAF's will be better. My favourite modern sci-fi shows are mainly anime, but I'd list Whedon's Dollhouse as a favourite too.

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Orientalism, by the way, is a term with a fairly specific meaning, and its only real applicability to Essos is the general notion of a mysterious east of which Qarth is the tip. I'd be the first to take issue with the way Martin writes the Dothraki and Slaver's Bay, but buzzwords don't really clarify the problems involved, which have more to do with his taking a pick-n-mix approach to creating cultures and not thinking about the implications of doing so.
I think people are generally too quick to declare racism in today's society. Slaver's Bay is uninteresting compared to Westeros, but not particularly offensive.
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